The college offers degrees, certificates and career studies for students who sucessfully complete the approved programs at the college.
A complete list of programs can be found in the College Catalog.
Defined as a planned program of study composed of a minimum of 60 semester hours at the 100 and 200 course levels which culminate in a degree. Types of degrees are below.
Associate of Arts degree (AA) is awarded to students majoring in the Liberal Arts. Students receiving an AA degree generally plan to transfer to four-year colleges or universities.
Associate of Science degree (AS) is awarded to students majoring in such specialized curricula as business administration, engineering, science, and social sciences. Students receiving an AS degree generally plan to transfer to four-year colleges or universities.
Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS) is awarded to students majoring in an occupational-technical curriculum. Students receiving an AAS degree may elect to pursue immediate employment or transfer to select four-year colleges or universities.
Defined as a program of study of fewer than two years in length with a major in an occupational area with a minimum of 30 credit hours that may include courses numbered 10–299.
Defined as a program of study of less than one year in length in an occupational area (fewer than 30 credit hours) that may include courses numbered 10–299.
In order to meet the specific needs of the business community, Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning Services has strategically located offices throughout the institution's service area. Workforce Development's central administrative offices are located on Virginia Western's main campus.
Located in Daleville, Virginia, the center is a 40,000 square-foot "high skills" development facility dedicated to serving the training and education needs of regional employers, employees, and local citizenry. The building houses continuing education, interactive technology and heavy manufacturing classes. Contact the Greenfield Education and Training Center at 966-3984.
Located in Roanoke at Crossroads Center, the center is a comprehensive, integrated One-Stop workforce services site for employers, job seekers, workers and citizens seeking employment and training services. Contact the Roanoke Workforce Center at 904-0036.
Located in Rocky Mount, Virginia, the center provides training and educational services to business, employees and citizens of Franklin County. Moreover, this facility serves as a "One-Stop Center" by coordinating worker development activities under the Workforce Development Act. Contact The Franklin Center at 483-0179 ext. 2116.